A new Flite Test kit has just landed: the FT corsair is here and ready for action.
If you're a fan of our kits, you'll love this new foam board warbird. You'll also be pleased to hear it's the first in a new line called the 'Master Series'. You've been asking for more advanced builds, and we've listened.
Order your Corsair kit!
Just look how scale this thing is in the air.
Even in our standard Flite Test foam, it's a thing a beauty. We're very proud of it and hope you're as impressed as we are at what foam board can do!
Foam board is really the best way to get into RC warbirds. It's light, meaning you have low wing loading and forgiving stall tendencies, and can take a hit. It takes the intimidation out of the whole game.
Using techniques pioneered by many in the FT community, and especially in this instance by John Overstreet, this plane uses new molding methods to smooth curves and contour lines. Evolving our fold and glue techniques used for many years, this is another step forward for foam models. It's "mold together" rather than "fold together".
The result of these new methods is a new level of scale realism. The curves of the Corsair have been faithfully recreated whilst easy flying characteristics have been retained.
The new foam board methods in this Master Series build will be carried over to future Flite Test models. Building a Corsair, therefore, will equip you with the skills needed for next level aircraft.
Building a Corsair will add valuable experience to your RC airplane building skill set.
The Real Warbird
The real F4U Corsair is, of course, a bit of a legend. It was operated as a carrier-based aircraft for most of its use during World War 2, resulting in some of its unique looks. It entered service in large numbers with the U.S. Navy in late 1944 and early 1945 and soon became the most formidable fighter-bomber on the Pacific theater.
Here's how to build your brand new Corsair. Get your build materials in order and let Josh and John take you through it.
The Corsair is now in stock! Be one of the first to get your Flite Test FT Corsair (1168mm) Kit.
Download the Free Plans: https://forum.flitetest.com/index.php?resources/ft-corsair.62/
Article by James Whomsley
Editor of FliteTest.com
YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/projectairaviation